You might have heard about keyloggers but really dont know what they
are reading this article will clear your mind. A keylogger also know as
keystroke logger is software or hardware device which monitors each and
every key typed by you on your keyboard. You can not identify the
presence of keylogger on your computer since it runs in background and
also it is not listed in task manager or control panel. It can be used
by parents to keep eye on their childrens or company owner to spy on
2. How it can harm you ?
It can be used by your enemy or friend to get sensitive information
such as your username and password, Bank credit card details etc.
Example: You login in to your Facebook account from a computer in which
keylogger is install then your username and password will be captured.
3. Types of keyloggers
There are two types of keylogger hardware keylogger and software
keylogger. Software keylogger is install in your computer where as a
Hardware keylogger is attached to your keyboard.
4. How to Protect yourself from keyloggers ?
Never use your online banking from cyber cafe. If you want to use then
you can try this method. open notepad and type anything Then copy and
paste each word that comes in your username or password. You can even use above method to protect your facebook profile, yahoo or gmail id.
When you enter cyber cafe make sure that no hardware device is attached
to keyboard wire. Its look something similar to the image shown.